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Military Orchid - Orchis militaris
Hiiumaa - Estonia

The inflorescence forms a purplish dense cone consisting of from 10 to 40 flowers.
In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed "helmet" (hence it gets its name).

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
1/500s f/6.3 at 180.0mm iso125 full exif

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